Uniform Decisions: My Life in the LAPD and The North Hollywood Shootout

Uniform Decisions: My Life in the LAPD and The North Hollywood Shootout

by John Caprarelli, Lee Mindham

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Overview

February 28, 1997, Los Angeles, California — After a botched robbery at a Bank of America branch in North Hollywood, two robbers armed with fully automatic assault rifles and wearing full body armor fired more than 1,100 rounds as they battled police.

Eleven officers and two civilians were wounded. The two robbers, Emil Matasareanu and Larry Eugene Phillips Jr., were killed by gunfire.

Officer John Caprarelli was one of the first officers at the scene. Before a national TV audience, he confronted one of the robbers, provoking a gun battle and exchanging numerous shots before the gunman fell.

Officer Caprarelli was awarded the LAPD’s highest honor, the Medal of Valor, as well as a National Top Cops Award. In this memoir, John gives the reader a rare glimpse into his private life along with vivid recollections of events during his 27 year career with the LAPD culminating with a detailed breakdown of his thoughts and actions during the infamous bank robbery.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013772939
Publisher: End of Watch
Publication date: 01/14/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 763 KB

About the Author

John Caprarelli was born in Los Angeles, California in 1957. Retired from the Los Angeles Police Department after working a cross section of assignments, his involvement in the infamous 1997 North Hollywood Bank of America robbery shootout was the pinnacle of a 27 year police career that earned him the Medal of Valor and National Top Cop awards. Between hobbies, he continues to speak at various venues regarding his career and life lessons learned.

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